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3 Gadgets To Keep Your Dog Safe & Your Car Clean!

How often would you like to just pop your dog in the car and go? But, if you're like me, you don't have enough protection in your four-wheeled vehicle to keep your four-legged darling safe and your car clean! Well, Kurgo's come out with with a few gadgets that you might want to look into. Here are my three favorites....

1. Kurgo Auto Zip Line With Harness & Tether

This brilliant invention is going to be my savior as well as my dog's. The Zip Line keeps your dog in line when attached to his Kurgo harness with included leash and tether.  While allowing him to see out of both sides of the windows, the Zip Line keeps him on the back seat or cargo area without allowing him to jump into your lap while you're driving, or to jump out of the car when you open a door. It can be used between any two fixed points in the vehicle.

The Kurgo harness is made out of seat belt material, so it's nice and strong, and can be used with the leash for walking you dog.  The Kurgo package includes the zip-line, leash/tether and Tru-Fit Smart Harness in size small, medium, large, and extra-large dogs.

Kurgo Zip Line attached to seat belts on both sides of rear seat.: © Kurgo ProductsKurgo Zip Line attached to seat belts on both sides of rear seat.: © Kurgo Products

 Kurgo Zip Line attached hand bars on both sides of rear seat.: © Kurgo ProductsKurgo Zip Line attached hand bars on both sides of rear seat.: © Kurgo Products

Kurgo Tru-Fit Harness and Tether attach to the Zip Line: © Kurgo ProductsKurgo Tru-Fit Harness and Tether attach to the Zip Line: © Kurgo Products

2.  Kurgo Wander Hammock Seat Cover

Another way to keep your dog contained is to use the Kurgo Wander Hammock Seat Cover.  This waterproof nylon seat cover protects your seats from hair, dirt, and water damage and it keeps your pup from the front seat, and from falling off the back seat onto the floor - a really scary event for dog owner. 

In black and khaki, the Kurgo Wanter Hammock Seat Cover has six attachment points and comes in a handy carrying case with a water bottle and places for toys, etc. The size is 53 inches wide x 54 inches long. Half of the cover can be removed to accommodate a passenger in one of the seats.

Kurgo Wander Hammock Seat Cover: © Kurgo ProductsKurgo Wander Hammock Seat Cover: © Kurgo Products

 Kurgo Wander Hammock Seat Cover: © Kurgo ProductsKurgo Wander Hammock Seat Cover: © Kurgo Products

 3.  Kurgo Bench Seat Cover

If you are going to use the Zip Line, the Kurgo Bench Seat Cover makes the most sense, as the Zip Line will keep your dog from falling of the seat onto the floor.  But you still need clean seats!  This 3-panel machine washable cover has front and back fasteners so it won't slide off the seat and has plenty of pockets for Fido's treats, toys, and other cargo. Measures 53" W x 45" L.

Kurgo Bench Seat Cover: © Kurgo ProductsKurgo Bench Seat Cover: © Kurgo Products

Kurgo Bench Seat Cover: © Kurgo ProductsKurgo Bench Seat Cover: © Kurgo Products

According to Bark Buckle Up, "When driving 35 mph, a 60-pound unrestrained dog can cause an impact of 2,700 pounds, slamming into a car seat, windshield, or passenger."   Have fun taking your dog with you, but make sure he's safe.

That's the buzz for today!

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Feb 16, 2011
by Lady Bee
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Customer service at Kurgo

Since writing this column, I ordered the Kurgo package through this link at Amazon.  Everything arrived quickly and was fine, except the medium harness was too large for my dog. Since then I have written to Kurgo itself twice to see if I could exchange just the harness, as I was already using (and loving) the rest of the gear.  Unfortunately, the Kurgo company did not see fit to respond to my emails sent to its 'customer service' address.  Not a 'yes, we can do that' - not a 'no, we can't do that,' not even an automatic response.

Yes, Amazon would take the whole thing back right away; it's not Amazon's problem.  But, I thought I'd advise you that if you have a special issue and need to contact the company, even if you write a column about its products, you have very little change of hearing from it.

Your pet blogger,

Lady Bee

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